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Stopping the Run

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Crown Royal, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    OK - so here we go. All year, we have been pretty consistent in stopping the run, except for against Philly.

    Now, in Philly, that might have been we were just shocked they ran it so often.

    But the real frightening thing is stopping Denver - that zone scheme can be hell on an overagressive 3-4. If Bell is healthy, we could see a lot of that go inside, bounce outside (where Ware has a tendency to get caught), and this is one of the fastest RBs in the league.

    So where do we stand? Can we hold?
  2. wsmith_1972

    wsmith_1972 New Member

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    We've played LT, Portis, Jordan, Westbrook, Barber, and Alexander....

    Not like we haven't seen our share of good running backs this year.

    I'd be more worried about the Denver LBs....
  3. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't call our 3-4 overly agressive.
  4. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    In the NFL, stopping the run has one of the lowest correlations to winning of any factor. We can't be so concerned about stopping the run that we fail to stop the pass, which is where games actually are won or lost most often.
  5. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I'm not concerned with Denver's runningBACKS. I'm concerned with their running GAME.
  6. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    Al Wilson and Ian Gold are as good as advertised. I haven't seen alot of Denver, but when I saw them, those 2 boys are faster than hell.

    We've seen plenty of good backs, so I'm not worried about that as much as how well they've been playing all together. It's going to be a good game.

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